Generation and Evolution of Internal Waves in Luzon Strait
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Our long-term scientific goals are to understand the dynamics and identify mechanisms of small-scale processes i.e., internal tides, inertial waves, nonlinear internal waves NLIWs, and turbulence mixing in the ocean and thereby help develop improved parameterizations of mixing for ocean models. Mixing within the stratified ocean is a particular focus as the complex interplay of internal waves from a variety of sources and turbulence makes this a current locus of uncertainty. For this study, our focus is on the generation, propagation, evolution, and dissipation of small-scale internal waves and internal tides as the Kuroshio and barotropic tides interact with the two prominent submarine ridges in Luzon Strait.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography